Category Archives: Wine, Spirits, & Beer

The Best Bloody Mary Ever

New Year’s Eve is known to be the most party-filled evening of the year! So that probably makes New Year’s Day a recovery for most people who partied the night away.

We’ve got the perfect hangover recipe to help those post-party muscles recover and get back to tip-top shape! Have this at brunch to toast to the new year! Continue reading

Mollie’s Picks for New Year’s Eve | Caviar, Charcuterie, & Sparking Wines

New’s Year Eve is one of the most happening evenings of the year – whether you’re out and about partying with friends and family or entertaining at home, here are Mollie Stone’s Markets’ picks to make your holiday celebration a fabulous one!

California Caviar:

Black caviar, luxurious delicacy appetizer. Selective focus

Caviar is one of the most popular New Year’s Eve foods. It can be served at any gathering, big or small, and offers that strong savory kick that pairs well with all that sparkling wine. You may be asking yourself, “What’s caviar?” Continue reading

Easy Holiday Entertaining: Cheese Pairings


One of the easiest ways of entertaining during the holidays is creating an array of cheese pairings! Impress your guests with a selection of cheeses with jams, wines, and more. They’re quick to put together if you’re in a pinch and one of our resident cheese experts, Chelsea, has put together some awesome pairings for your to try. Continue reading

Kiley’s Oktoberfest Beer Picks

It’s that time of year again… Oktoberfest! Our resident craft beer expert, Kiley, has picked a few of his favorite beers to drink this fall: Warsteiner, Spaten and Hofbräu. Keep reading to learn more about these festive brews.

Warsteiner Oktoberfest Beer

Warsteiner Oktoberfest Special Edition • Sauerland, Germany
5.9% ABV
Produced in limited quantities every year during Oktoberfest, this special edition beer is mild and smooth with a unique hoppy aftertaste. Warsteiner uses quality hops, extra-soft water obtained from the Kaiserquelle (Kaiser’s Spring) and the best brewing barley to create this well-balanced beer. More Information Here. Continue reading

Kiley’s Oktoberfest & Fall Beer Picks

The leaves are turning and Oktoberfest is here! Kiley, our Craft Beer Expert, picked his three favorite beers to drink this Fall.

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Hofbräu Oktoberfest, Hofbräuhaus, Munich, Germany
6.3% ABV
This beer is brewed especially for the Munich, Germany Oktoberfest event each Fall. It’s a rich, full-bodied beer, brewed from pure water, the best quality malt and exquisite hops. It tastes clean with a crisp edge. Hofbräu imports the same beer, from the same batches that are made for its tent at the Oktoberfest. Continue reading

Complete Your Cinco De Mayo Celebrations With TEQUILA!

In early May, many of us partake in Cinco de Mayo celebrations, whether they’re at a friend’s home, a local restaurant, or bar. No celebration is complete with tequila, so here are a few fun facts and some new recipes inspired by my travels around California and Mexico.

Church of Santo Domingo de Guzman in Oaxaca, Mexico

A brief history of tequila

Tequila was first produced in the 16th century near the city of Tequila, which was not officially established until 1666. The Aztecs made a fermented beverage from the agave plant, prior to the arrival of the Spanish in 1521. In the 17th century, King Carlos IV of Spain granted the Cuervo family the first license to make and sell tequila. Tequila was first exported to the United States in the late 1800s. Continue reading

Passover Wine: What A Great Obligation!

The Passover celebration is an opportunity to enjoy fine wine. There is an obligation to drink four cups of wine during the Passover Seder – another reason “why this night is different from all other nights!”

A few of our favorites this year include:

Picking the right wine for your Passover Seder meal

Some people like to drink the traditional, ceremonial sweet kosher wine made from Concord grapes during the Seder. If that’s your preference, honor it. But if you are open to venturing beyond the traditional, Mollie Stone’s has a great selection of both Traditional and Modern Passover wines to pick from. Continue reading